Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mausoleum Queen Louise-Marie, Ostend

Here are some photographs, courtesy of Georges Jansoone and Michel Wal, of the mausoleum to Queen Louise-Marie of the Belgians (1812-1850), the consort of Leopold I. In Ostend, where the Queen, famed for her kindness and holiness, passed away at 38, a Neo-gothic chapel in the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul honors her memory. The white marble monument was executed in 1859 by the Belgian sculptor Charles-Auguste Fraikin. 

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